Marvin Gaye, who blended the soul music of the urban scene with the beat of the old- time gospel singer and became an influential force in pop music, was shot to death today. The singer, who would have been 45 years old Monday, died of bullet wounds in his chest at this afternoon at the California Hospital Medical Center. Police officials booked his father, the Rev. Marvin Gaye Sr. The elder Mr.
The tragic story of Marvin Gaye and the untimely death of a soul legend
Marvin Gaye is shot and killed by his own father - HISTORY
While the beloved performer gave his all to his fans and influenced a generation of artists, his lifelong struggle with his father would lead to his untimely death under the most tragic circumstances. He found a savior in the Pentecostal church becoming a minister in his late teens then a bishop with a reputation as a healer. While offering support and salvation to his congregation, he was never able to overcome the shadows of his childhood. Marvin Gaye Jr. It was Marvin Sr. At home, the father was a severe disciplinarian; he would regularly beat his children for the smallest infractions; he expected his family to follow a strict weekend long sabbath and would beat them for misquoting the bible.
The truth about Marvin Gaye’s death
Marvin Gay as his name was spelled died in hospital last Sunday after developing pneumonia at his retirement home in Long Beach, California. Marvin snr, who was 84, shot dead his son at their Los Angeles home in April , the day before Marvin Gaye's 45th birthday. According to Steve Turner, Gaye's biographer, the Motown star had a long- running feud with his father, a former Pentecostal preacher, who opposed his interest in music. His need to be successful, find love and then take drugs were all down to it. No matter what he achieved with his songs, all he got was resentment and criticism," Mr Turner said.
Marvin Gaye Jr. His songs are still well known today, almost 50 years after most of them were first recorded. But his musical success was not enough to save Martin Jr. He had his demons and abused drugs throughout his career. His life ended suddenly and tragically when his father shot and killed him in